It's been a week of grim news, starting with the appalling gun attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, USA and ending with the murder of Jo Cox, an MP who had campaigned for the most vulnerable people on the planet. It was a relief to be able to dip into the #30DaysWild Twitter stream, which is full of cheerful pictures of wildlife and people engaging with nature. For more, see MyWildLife, where bloggers describe their #30DaysWild adventures.
Day 10 - Taking advantage
|Starlings taking advantage of the short grass - Uckfield garden.|
|Frothy white blossom of Robinia - Uckfield garden.|
|Three-cornered leek - destined for a salad.|
I wrote about Day 11 in my post about my visit to the Hempstead Meadow Nature Reserve.
Day 12 - A rainy Sunday
Early in the day, I was looking out over the garden, when I heard the laughing call of a green woodpecker.
flies under darkening skies
to feed hungry brood
As it was raining for much of the morning, I spent some time going over my Bioblitz results. I was surprised by how much I had found out by simply observing the creatures in my garden and then looking for identifications in Facebook groups etc.
Day 13 - More Rain
|Water gurgling into the water butt.|
Day 14 - Flowers on the way to Birmingham
|Spotted Orchids by the side of the road.|
|Fern and a glimpse of bunting from the Queen's birthday celebrations.|
|Ox-eye daisies at Ashurst Station.|